Heat wave

FILE – Workers do maintenance at the Scotlynn Group near Vittoria, Ont., in Norfolk County on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

WorkSafeBC urges employers to close down if they can’t keep workers cool amid heat wave

B.C. has seen a record-breaking heat wave in recent days

FILE – Workers do maintenance at the Scotlynn Group near Vittoria, Ont., in Norfolk County on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this weekend. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)

VIDEO: Mama bear and cubs escape the heat by taking a dip in a B.C. pool

Bears were trying to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave

A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this weekend. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)
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Resellers marking up air conditioners online as B.C.’s heat wave keeps shattering records

Some models are going for five to six times their retail value

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The Lower Mainland is heating up. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

White Rock smashes heat record for June 27

High of 36.9 C recorded on June 27, beating a previous record of 29.2C set in 1995

The Lower Mainland is heating up. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
People dance at English Bay Beach amidst a heat wave, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Health authorities offer safety tips as B.C. heat wave sets new record for peak electricity

Temperatures are expected to peak again Monday after multiple days of record-breaking heat

People dance at English Bay Beach amidst a heat wave, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Patricia Mulvaney's vehicle with some of the food items donated to her collection effort in the Mount Olive Lutheran Church parking lot. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey drive-thru collection organizer appeals for hydrating donations

Water and other drinks sought for Surrey Urban Mission program

Patricia Mulvaney's vehicle with some of the food items donated to her collection effort in the Mount Olive Lutheran Church parking lot. (Contributed photo)
Flare-ups are seen from the Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Extremely extreme:’ High temps push western wildfire risk into uncharted territory

Skywatchers hopeful that thunderstorms remain outside the forecast

Flare-ups are seen from the Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers attended Sunday’s incident at the Hardy View Lodge. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Sunday’s heat trips sprinkler system at West Kootenay seniors’ home

Interior Health was still assessing the damage at Grand Forks’ Hardy View Lodge as of Sunday evening

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers attended Sunday’s incident at the Hardy View Lodge. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
People are silhouetted while playing and gathering at English Bay Beach at sunset, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. An air quality advisory is in effect for the eastern parts Metro Vancouver and the central Fraser Valley amid a wave of extremely hot and sunny weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Air quality advisory in effect for parts of Vancouver, Fraser Valley amid heatwave

Environment Canada is warning of a heat wave of record-breaking temperatures

People are silhouetted while playing and gathering at English Bay Beach at sunset, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. An air quality advisory is in effect for the eastern parts Metro Vancouver and the central Fraser Valley amid a wave of extremely hot and sunny weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Whether they’re flat-faced or extra furry, some dogs feel the heat more than others, making them more susceptible to warm-weather-related illnesses and injuries. (Black Press Media File photo)

Do you have a hot dog? Certain breeds more vulnerable to heat, BC SPCA says

Animal advocacy group tells which breeds are more at risk, how owners can keep them safe

Whether they’re flat-faced or extra furry, some dogs feel the heat more than others, making them more susceptible to warm-weather-related illnesses and injuries. (Black Press Media File photo)
Delta raised its fire danger rating to “high” on June 25, 2021. (James Smith photo)

Delta raises fire rating to ‘high’

Region expected to see temperatures of up to 38 C through to at least Wednesday

Delta raised its fire danger rating to “high” on June 25, 2021. (James Smith photo)
Men work at a construction site in downtown Toronto, on Thursday, June 30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

Heat wave prompts heat-injury warnings for B.C.’s outdoor workers

If not recognized and treated early, heat stress can lead to heatstroke, says WorkSafeBC

Men work at a construction site in downtown Toronto, on Thursday, June 30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)
North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Grace Kennedy photo)

UPDATED: Delta libraries to serve as cooling centres during heat wave

Meantime, the City of Delta has raised its fire hazard rating to “High”

North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Surrey’s Extreme Weather Response team is putting a call out for donations, including bottled water, to help the homeless population during this heatwave. (Flickr photo)

Surrey’s homeless community in need of bottled water, sunscreen during heatwave

Extreme weather response coordinator says this is an ‘ongoing ask’ in what will be a hot summer

Surrey’s Extreme Weather Response team is putting a call out for donations, including bottled water, to help the homeless population during this heatwave. (Flickr photo)
A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Record-breakingly hot temperatures forecast for B.C. this weekend

An ‘exceptionally strong’ ridge of high pressure building Friday to Tuesday could leave parts of the province dangerously warm

A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

BC Hydro assures customers it has ‘more than enough’ power to weather the heat wave

Despite an increase of pressure on the Western grid, blackouts are not expected like in some U.S. states

People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
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Heat warnings posted for parts of B.C. as temperature records have tumbled

The B.C. Wildfire Service reports 10 fires in the last two days

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A dad and his two young children wade into the waters of White Rock beach Saturday, searching for shells. (Geoffrey Yue photo)

White Rock, South Surrey braces for heat wave

Temperatures expected to be in low 30s this week, according to Environment Canada

A dad and his two young children wade into the waters of White Rock beach Saturday, searching for shells. (Geoffrey Yue photo)
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Environment Canada warns first heat of the season coming to southern B.C.

Environment Canada is warning residents to take measures to avoid overheating

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With the tide out, a family takes advantage of the sunny weather with a walk along the sand at White Rock Beach Monday. On Sunday, the city set new record-high temperature of 29.1 C. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock breaks 79-year-old weather record

Temperature of 29.1 recorded in city on May 10, beating old mark of 26.7

With the tide out, a family takes advantage of the sunny weather with a walk along the sand at White Rock Beach Monday. On Sunday, the city set new record-high temperature of 29.1 C. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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